Jul 1, 2014 3:00 AM by Marissa Esquivel
The RED, WHITE AND YOU contest provided entrants an opportunity to write an essay of 150 words to describe why their town deserves to win a Forth of July celebration.
The contest received thousands of entries from Americans nationwide.
Below is a submission from Prescott that won the 2014 grand prize, they will receive $4,000 to go toward their town's Parks and Recreation Department.
Prescott, Arizona - Nominated by Hanna Axley
"I live outside of the town of Prescott which I believe needs and deserves a party that won't be forgotten. Last July we all came together to mourn the loss of 19 young firefighters and to have this July be a celebration is just what this town needs and the families of those men lost deserve. This town needs a little spark put back in it and I am certain winning this would do such that. This town is such an amazing place to live and yet there is not too much activity here besides the rodeo, that to have something like this happen for out town would just make every one's year! It's a very family oriented come as you are town full of a variety of amazing, talented and unforgettable people. Please consider us we would be so grateful! Thank you."